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Old 04-01-2013, 03:12 PM   #1
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Skylight issue.

We decided to driveway camp last night. Long story short we forgot to crack windows/bathroom vent and woke up with lots of moisture on the windows. It rained some yesterday and this morning I noticed condensation in the skylight over the shower. I have never noticed this before today. I'm thinking it's either one of two things. Condensation due to not cracking windows or I've got myself a leak. I'm leaning towards the first option because it's not very much condensation. I'm thinking there would be more if it would have leaked.




Also I noticed from the inside that the corners are NOT insulated, which I'm going to fix whether I have a leak or not.

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Old 04-01-2013, 06:14 PM   #2
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Any ideas?
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:15 PM   #3
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It has also been around 45 degrees outside and about 70 in the camper. I'm also thinking it could be the temperature difference.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:50 PM   #4
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I don't know if I can help, but I have a question. Does your shower skylight have a single pane or double pane? A single pane would very likely have condensation, especially one mounted in the ceiling. Our Sunseeker has a double pane skylight and I haven't noticed condensation even when it was below freezing outside, except after we took showers.
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It's double pane. I'm thinking it's because we didn't crack our windows the past two nights there was so much water on the windows on the inside that it looked like they got hosed. I opened bathroom vent and got a lot of the condensation out. Spraying roof with water + checking seals soon to see what's going on.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:58 PM   #6
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Looking further though the forum posts, I saw one titled Skylight Recall that discusses cracks that result in condensation. Check it out to see if it applies to your RV.
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:00 PM   #7
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We also get lots of condensation on our side windows in cold weather, but the side windows are all single pane. With the shades down the windows are to some degree insulated from the heat of the coach, so the glassgets even more condensation than if the shades weren't down.
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Thanks. I checked but it doesn't apply. Can I remove the inside pane?
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:04 PM   #9
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i'm going to be in the same boat as ramblerguy. if it is all over, it's probably just condensation.
a couple yrs ago, i noticed the ceiling damp after a rain. went on top and couldn't see anything wrong with the seal but as i looked closer, my skylight had a small crack (from the edge going up). apparently that was leaking. sealed that and the leak was gone.
mine has an outer skylight attached to the roof and an inner one attached to the ceiling.
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Thanks. I checked but it doesn't apply. Can I remove the inside pane?
Sorry, but I can't answer that question. It's most likely that someone in the forum can answer your question.
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